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Collegiate Baseball League Names New Commissioner

Posted on 21 January 2015

The Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League has named Ben Bonaventura, an assistant principal at the Ross School, as its new commissioner, filling a void that was left with the departure of Fred Cambria from the position two seasons ago.

Tabasso Honored by Teammates

Posted on 21 January 2015

Pierson freshman Max Tabasso, a member of the East Hampton boys swimming team, was named Swimmer of the Meet in the Bonackers’ 62-56 win over North Babylon last Tuesday, January 13. Tabasso swam in his first event of the season, a 50-yard freestyle as a member of the 200-yard freestyle relay.

Former Whaler Sets the Tone at Bridgehampton

Posted on 15 January 2015

Every day he goes to work, Eric Bramoff straddles two separate but entirely connected communities. One of them is in Bridgehampton, where he works as a physical education teacher and director of athletics. The other is his hometown of Sag Harbor, where in the mid-1990s he starred as a three-sport athlete at Pierson.

Sports Wrap: Whalers Back to Winning Ways

Posted on 15 January 2015

The Pierson boys basketball team got back in the winning column on Friday, ending a three-game losing streak by knocking off the Ross School, 54-42, to improve to 2-4 in League VIII play.

Girls Track Continues to Impress

Posted on 15 January 2015

Pierson track athletes Allura Leggard and Hannah Jungck continued their strong winter track season over the last week, which included the Jim Zeitler Relays at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood on Wednesday, January 7, as well as a crossover meet on Saturday at St. Anthony’s.

Dawson Scores 31 to Lead Lady Whalers in Victory

Posted on 09 January 2015

It was Nia Dawson’s moment to shine Thursday in her home gym at the Bee Hive, and oh how she grabbed the spotlight.

The sophomore guard from Bridgehampton who competes as a member of the Pierson-Bridgehampton girls basketball team, scored a career-high 31 points to lead the Lady Whalers to a 57-42 win over Wyandanch. The game was billed as a “home” game for the Lady Whalers, but it was Dawson making it clear early on that it was her house, and her house alone, for one night only.

Killer Bees Escape Sag Harbor with Perfect Record Intact

Posted on 07 January 2015

A sleepy Pierson High School gymnasium was snapped out of the winter vacation doldrums on Saturday by a raucous boys basketball game between cross-town rivals.

The afternoon meeting between Pierson and unbeaten Bridgehampton turned into a matinee classic. But despite a lively home crowd, the Whalers fell to the visiting Killer Bees for the second time this season as Bridgehampton escaped with a 52-47 victory that kept their perfect season intact.

Lady Whalers Basketball Drops Two at Tournament

Posted on 07 January 2015

Nia Dawson has been the offensive sparkplug for the Pierson-Bridgehampton girls basketball team this season, and now the Bridgehampton sophomore who plays under the banner of the Lady Whalers will be rewarded with a true home game at Bridgehampton High School today, January 8, against Wyandanch at 4:30 p.m.

Paul Harrill Says Everything About “something, anything”

Posted on 04 January 2015

something, anything fits my category Movies That Should Play in Sag Harbor.  Until now Knoxville writer-director Paul Harrill’s impressive, thought-provoking feature debut has played in festivals from Austin to Madison, Wisconsin, to Edinburgh. And beginning this Friday you can see it at IFP’s Made in NY Media Center at 30 John Street in Brooklyn. Peggy [...]

Whalers / Killer Bees Basketball Wrap

Posted on 22 December 2014

It’s been a rocky start for the Pierson boys basketball team this season, which made last week’s 61-37 win over Greenport all the more satisfying. The Whalers were blown out at Bridgehampton to open the League VIII schedule this year and then lost, 55-46, at Smithtown Christian on December 15.